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Forum: Welding 04-17-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By bigb
In case anyone is interested Jody recently put up...

In case anyone is interested Jody recently put up a good video on overhead with 7018

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/stick-welding-overhead-7018.html
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-06-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By bigb
OK I missed this. I am thinking about getting a...

OK I missed this. I am thinking about getting a needle scaler. Which one did you get?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,797
Posted By bigb
You may be right about that, one of the "lucky"...

You may be right about that, one of the "lucky" guys that got one for $153 put up a You Tube of it. Maybe it's just me but it seems to take a long time to get up to full speed. (startup at 1:21)
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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 04-02-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,568
Posted By bigb
Speaking of which did you know that the only...

Speaking of which did you know that the only difference between affluent and effluent is one vowel?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-02-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,797
Posted By bigb
This Palmgren has been on Amazon lately with the...

This Palmgren has been on Amazon lately with the price all over the board. It has ranged from just over $150 to $225. When some guys over at Garage Journal found out about it they snapped them up and...
Forum: Machining 03-30-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,181
Posted By bigb
Never had that happen but I did have the master...

Never had that happen but I did have the master cylinder/vacuum booster assembly actually break off the mounting bracket on one side, sort of swung over like it was hinged, the harder I mashed the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-29-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By bigb
I went with Bilsteins on my 02, couldn't be...

I went with Bilsteins on my 02, couldn't be happier. They must be 5-6 years old by now. The 4600 series, which is for stock height trucks.
Forum: Machining 03-25-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,181
Posted By bigb
Yes I am finding out Motorcraft and the rest have...

Yes I am finding out Motorcraft and the rest have parts made everywhere, in fact they had cheaper Motorcraft rotors to fit my truck that I suspect were not US made. One thing I don't fully understand...
Forum: Machining 03-25-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,181
Posted By bigb
I just put new rotors on the front of my...

I just put new rotors on the front of my Superduty at $129 each. I could have got them cheaper but I wanted Motorcraft made in USA rotors. The rears are next, however the rears are still smooth and...
Forum: Machining 03-17-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By bigb
I'll have to try that, I've tried a couple...

I'll have to try that, I've tried a couple different ones but they were soft, one was black and greasy, made a pretty good mess.
Forum: Fabrication 03-05-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By bigb
Most LED tape lighting will require a driver so...

Most LED tape lighting will require a driver so keep that in mind as you will need a place to hide it. There are a lot of brands and types, the better ones come from lighting supply houses and can be...
Forum: Welding 03-04-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By bigb
I was able to order the seat and stem, and one...

I was able to order the seat and stem, and one seal but the orings for the stem and the springs only come in 10 packs for big money. Are the orings special? Will Viton work?
Forum: Welding 03-01-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By bigb
Thanks, I'll try that. I do have the Seal-Seat...

Thanks, I'll try that. I do have the Seal-Seat pdf on my desktop and I sent them an email Monday as well as another company but neither one has got back to me. I suppose for such small potatoes I am...
Forum: Welding 02-28-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By bigb
I have a very similar machine to yours except...

I have a very similar machine to yours except it's blue:). It's been set up with gas since day one. I bought a roll of flux core once and tried it, won't do that again. So much better with gas. If I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-26-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,100
Posted By bigb
It'd be great to get a brazing thread started...

It'd be great to get a brazing thread started here. I've been practicing brazing for the past month. I have my doubts about the Bernzomatic, even the special rods they sell for cast iron repair get...
Forum: Welding 02-25-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By bigb
Esab/oxweld id & parts

This is my favorite cutting torch and cost me the least of any of my others....free. Trouble is the cutting lever valve does not seal well all the time, especially in cold weather so I need some...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-21-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By bigb
Here are some phony rivets I made from some...

Here are some phony rivets I made from some carriage bolts to hold the top on this head board, I really like the look. (Yes those are two tiny rifles laying there)
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-21-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By bigb
Right now I just make crosses, tongs are next on...

Right now I just make crosses, tongs are next on the list. I want to make rivets because,....well because I really like them! Eventually I plan to make cabinet hardware and maybe incorporate rivets...
Forum: Welding 02-15-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By bigb
What about ground rods? They are steel with a...

What about ground rods? They are steel with a thin copper plating and 5/8" diameter. And cheap. Most are pointed at one end but lately the ones we've been getting are pointed on both ends.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-14-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By bigb
Great link thanks. Now I can finally get busy on...

Great link thanks. Now I can finally get busy on that Motorcycle trailer for ice cream kegs that I've always dreamed about!
Forum: Fabrication 02-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By bigb
I did order from Lehigh once and I was really...

I did order from Lehigh once and I was really looking forward to the stuff but when I received it I was disappointed. Their cutting and grinding wheels and flap discs to me looked like Harbor Freight...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-06-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,505
Posted By bigb
I suppose you mean a 240/120 sub panel...

I suppose you mean a 240/120 sub panel (L1/L2/N/G) or are all of your receps 240 volt? If you are using ordinary 15 or 20 amp duplex receps on 30 amp circuits you may or may not know this is not...
Forum: Fabrication 02-05-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By bigb
Where did you get the zirconium belts for .85...

Where did you get the zirconium belts for .85 each? I have a 1/2" X 18" air belt sander but it's not a Dynabrade.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By bigb
I hate to take my stuff to a shop. A few weeks...

I hate to take my stuff to a shop. A few weeks ago I took my Dad's 2011 Grand Marquis to the shop because I was too busy to replace the two seals that were leaking where the fill tube joins the tank....
Forum: Fabrication 01-28-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By bigb
What stamps are some of you using? I've been...

What stamps are some of you using? I've been wanting to get a set that won't break the bank but at the same time not be junk
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